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Tenuta di Arceno, Italy

Tenuta di Arceno 'Il Fauno di Arcanum' Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta di Arceno 'Il Fauno di Arcanum' Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

The Mythical Fusion: Il Fauno di Arcanum

A Legacy Carved in Vines: The Essence of Tenuta di Arceno

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti region, Tenuta di Arceno's rich tapestry weaves through centuries, dating back to the early 16th Century with the Del Taja family's vision. This vision blossomed under the stewardship of the Jackson Family Wines Group, transforming a vast 1000-hectare estate into a sanctuary of viticulture excellence. With 92 hectares devoted to vines, the estate's focus on Sangiovese and an enlightened approach to agriculture, segmenting their lands into 63 "micro-crus," underscores a commitment to diversity and quality. This blend of tradition and innovation sets the stage for their Arcanum line, where Bordeaux varietals find a unique expression under the Tuscan sun.

Crafted with Precision, Aged with Wisdom

Il Fauno di Arcanum, a masterful Bordeaux blend, arises from meticulous cultivation and astute blending. Sourced primarily from the estate's lower southwest blocks, the vineyard's clay-rich soils and optimal exposure nurture the grapes to voluptuous ripeness. The blend—41% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a touch of 5% Petit Verdot—rests in French oak, emerging after 10-12 months as a testament to the harmony between land, grape, and barrel.

Sensory Journey Through Arcanum

This Toscana IGT invites you on a sensory voyage, starting with a bouquet of fresh strawberries and raspberries laced with a breath of menthol. The palate unfolds with layers of ripe plum and cherry, interwoven with floral whispers of rose and honeysuckle. The structure, defined by chewy tannins and vibrant acidity, culminates in a spicy, lingering finish adorned with nutmeg, black licorice, white pepper, and tobacco nuances. A sensory narrative that encapsulates the vibrancy of Tuscany.

The Emblem of Unity: The Faun of Arceno

Mirroring the wine's duality of strength and elegance, the faun statue—half human, half animal—symbolizes the fusion of DOCG and IGT philosophies into a singular, innovative expression. It embodies the estate's ethos: a celebration of heritage while embracing the potential of the new.

Vital Statistics for the Connoisseur

  • Composition: 41% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Aging: French oak, 10-12 months
  • Total Acidity: 5.2 g/L
  • pH: 3.58
  • Production: 126,000 bottles

Pairings and Celebrations

This bold and structured red wine is a perfect companion to the richness of beef and venison, enhancing both the meal and the moment. Whether it's a quiet dinner at home or a celebratory feast, Il Fauno di Arcanum elevates the experience with depth and complexity.

Tenuta di Arceno's Il Fauno di Arcanum is not just a bottle of wine; it's a narrative woven from the estate's historic fabric, a blend that speaks to the soul of Tuscany. It invites connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike to explore the depth of its heritage, one sip at a time.


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